Social Worker - Baystate Health

Req#: R22177
Category(s): Behavioral Health, Social Worker
Full Time / Part Time: Full-Time
Shift: First


The BHC-Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health Project Specialist will oversee infant and early childhood behavioral health services including mental health evaluations and therapy for 0-5 year olds and their caregivers. Coordination of this grant funded program will also include dissemination of trainings and networking with other local early childhood service providers

Under the direction of the Manager of Clinical Research & Development and the Clinical Supervisor, the Behavioral Health Clinician II – Outpatient  Project Specialist (“BHC-II PS”) provides support to practice projects focusing on the dissemination of Evidence-Based Mental Health Treatments and is responsible for informing and engaging the community regarding these practices and services.

BHC-II PS has experience using or disseminating Evidence-Based Treatment and experience in the coordination of multi-site projects. The BHC-II PS oversees the coordination of clinician training and assures fidelity to the Evidence-Based Mental Health Treatment in collaboration with National Trainers. Additionally, the BHC-II PS has experience with, or demonstrates competency and/or aptitude with grant reporting requirements and coordination.

The BH-II PS may also provide clinical services to patients, couples, and families being treated in the Outpatient Behavioral Health department. Demonstrates master's level knowledge of developmental stages, behavioral health diagnoses, current treatment modalities, ethical guidelines, therapeutic processes, as well as knowledge and experience relevant to any special population to which the BHC-II PS is being assigned (such as children and adolescents, survivors of trauma, or individuals with Substance Use Disorders).

The BHC-II PS may also provide psychotherapeutic treatment to the assigned treatment population. The BHC-II PS will often collaborate with other providers treating the patient, such as medical specialists, primary care physicians or pediatricians, medication provider colleagues within the Outpatient Behavioral Health department, whether in the context of receiving referrals for psychotherapy, providing collaborative multidisciplinary treatment or arranging discharge plans. Clinical responsibilities include conducting intake interviews to obtain patient history information, contributing clinical impressions, making preliminary diagnoses, and participating in the development of an interdisciplinary assessment and treatment plan. Treatment will also often involve collaboration with outside agencies (e.g., public and private schools, wraparound services, community-based behavioral health agencies and programs, community primary care providers, or representatives of state agencies such as DMH or DCF).

Represents and supports Baystate Health’s mission to provide quality, compassionate care to members of our community while operating in collaboration with other clinical departments, emphasizing the important interaction between behavioral health, general health, and wellness.  Contributes to Baystate Health’s four compass points of Safety, Quality, Experience, and Value, and demonstrates the BH values of Respect, Integrity, Service, Teamwork and Innovation in all interactions with patients, families, colleagues and collateral contacts

Adheres to system and department compliance policies and any and all applicable laws and regulations. Performs other duties as assigned.


1.         Assures fidelity to the project’s Evidence-Based Treatment model(s) in consultation sessions and answers questions regarding the model for clinical supervisors responsible for trained therapists during clinical implementation, in collaboration with national trainers.

2.         Trains and supports community providers in the administration of clinical instruments required by the funding source.

3.         Monitors outside agencies for compliance with data collection responsibilities.

4.         Prepares and organizes resources for participants.

5.         Acts as the liaison between the department leadership, Community Clinical Partner agencies, and Steering Committees.

6.         Conducts community-based training as needed

7.           May provide developmentally informed and culturally sensitive treatment to patients and families.

8.         May evaluate patients to assess presenting problems, contributing history, and current mental status. Assessments are comprehensive, age-specific, and include social, psychological, cultural, spiritual, environmental and financial assessment necessary to inform appropriate therapeutic care.

9.         May collaborate with the patient/family to develop behaviorally specific treatment plans, including measurable treatment goals.

10.        May provide therapeutic services to patients/families.  Utilizes evidence-based therapeutic modalities and approaches to facilitate optimal clinical outcomes.  Makes use of Measurement-Based Care tools as needed and/or directed by the Clinical Supervisor to inform treatment decisions and meaningfully involve the patient/family in treatment.

11.        Completes all documentation related to treatment in the clinical record according to established departmental standards consistent with Joint Commission guidelines.

12.        Manages the necessary documentation and provides the information required by third-party payers to secure reimbursement, as needed.

13.        Conduct meetings with families, significant others, and other service providers as needed and/or delineated in the treatment plan.

14.        Provides strategic information and input to the Practice Manager or Manager of Clinical Research and Development as needed for service quality evaluation and program  development. Contributes to performance improvement activities when indicated to support ongoing advancement of clinical practice or systems issues affecting the delivery of service.

15.        As supported by the Clinical Supervisor, the Practice Manager or Medical  Director may participate as needed in teaching activities and academic activities, which may include the clinical supervision of social work interns and other clinicians as requested.

16.        Participates in other special activities of the department as requested by the Clinical Supervisor, Manager of Clinical Research and Development, Practice Manager, or Medical Director.

17.        Observes all health and safety requirements.

18.        Adheres to system and department policies and procedures, and any applicable laws and regulations. Meets departmental productivity standards, including timely submission of productivity paperwork.

19.        Actively participates in departmental and program meetings, such as conferences, administrative meetings, training, program development, and other special committees.

20.        Identifies appropriate goals that enhance professional development and institutional needs.  Maintains independent licensure, including earning of required CEU's. Contributes to the perspective of her/his professional discipline to the interdisciplinary care team as appropriate and adheres to the profession’s Code of Ethics.

21.        This description broadly covers the general duties of the position. The incumbent is expected to perform other similar and related duties as assigned.  Management has the right to add or change to job responsibilities at any time.



Master’s Degree Social Work, Psychology, Mental Health Counseling or other clinical fields


Minimum of three years’ experience in providing evidence-based treatment in outpatient mental health settings (may include some time in an equivalent Master’s level internship setting). Experience with trauma-focused evidence-based treatment preferred.  Experience with grant or project management preferred.


Excellent organizational skills

Excellent interpersonal skills

Excellent communication skills, written and oral

Knowledgebase related to issues of cultural competence


Excellent organizational skills

Excellent interpersonal skills

Excellent communication skills, written and oral

Knowledgebase related to issues of cultural competence


LICSW (Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker; required)

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Master of Social Work


Licensed Clinical Social Worker – Other

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